In a must-read special report at Politico, Stephanie Simon examines the growth of government-funded instruction in creationism via the voucher school movement.
Voucher schools are private schools for which the government pays full or partial tuition. Most of them are religious (70 %, fide Politico), are not held to educational standards, and have little oversight. Here’s the money quote:
Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies.
Now a major push to expand these voucher programs is under way from Alaska to New York, a development that seems certain to sharply increase the investment.
Public debate about science education tends to center on bills like one…
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